Sometimes, you just want to play a relaxing round of golf with friends.
Whether it’s a day out or a weekend getaway, discovering a new golf course makes any trip more enjoyable. Golf can be an intimidating game for many, but not in Marion County, Ohio. Local golf course owners cater to the casual golfer, families, and folks just looking to get outside and enjoy themselves. While the courses are well maintained, Marion’s links are a perfect fit for golfers of all ages and skill levels.
A popular family course is Green Acres just south of the city of Marion. Owned and operated by brothers John and Steve Grimes, the par 60 course plays quick, no more than two hours per round. You’ll find many a golfer on the course weekday evenings as it’s the perfect place for an after-work round. Weekday and weekend specials make Green Acres affordable.
Kings Mill Golf Club near Waldo has a long history in Marion County. The course was designed by famed architect Jack Kidwell and has become “our favorite course” for many golfers. Nestled along the Olentangy River, Kings Mill is a mixture of hills, flat terrain and rolling grounds to provide a very scenic and enjoyable round of golf. Owners Linda and Richard Krom took over the 52-year-old course in 2017, ensuring that all of Marion’s golf courses remain locally owned. The rolling terrain of the course makes for a great golf experience and the many vistas from the tees and greens add to a golfer’s enjoyment. The signature #3 hole is a par 3 elevated tee that overlooks a new covered bridge built in 2016.
Opened in 1971, Whetstone Golf Course just east of the city of Marion epitomizes golf in Marion County. Described as a challenging and fair test for golfers, the course ranges from flat to rolling with mature trees, and water on six holes. Whetstone is a rare course that manages to be friendly to newcomers while simultaneously pushing experienced players to improve their skills. There are multiple tee lengths at Whetstone to cater to players of all ages and skill levels.
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